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July 21, 2020

Summer styling with David Austin roses

It’s always a joy to have a styling project with the David Austin wedding team especially when accompanied with a brief for timeless and elegant designs using a blush pink colour palette.

Constance is always such a pretty rose to use. Cerise pink on the outside it is quick to open to reveal creamy blush ruffles on the inside.

She works so well with the creamy elegance of Purity and I chose to team her with British grown flowers from my garden and North Yorkshire grower Picked at Dawn

Weddings have become smaller for obvious reasons this year. I really feel for all the couples that have had to delay, postpone and cancel their weddings. If they are happening at all in 2020 then they seem more intimate and considered.  I love the idea of using personal objects and details that bring a smile and used pretty vintage plates for the place settings.

Elegant calligraphy details by  Judy Broad calligraphy. Some beautiful silk ribbons, natural and botanical dyed by Bertie and Fred

The palette of blush pinks was made up of Keira, Purity, Constance and Charity. They all work so well together for a timeless summer celebration.

Bowls of flowers decorate the tables and mantels. Ammi, larkspur, sweetpeas, scabious and nigella add to the english country garden story.

A simple bouquet of roses and garden gathered florals all tied up with floaty silk ribbon.

Here I chose a silk organza skirt embroidered with gingko leaves from Ruth Eaton which fluttered in the breeze beautifully.

I hope you love this classic and timeless colour palette too. With the dahlias about to bloom in my garden, I think my next post will be embracing all the wonderful colours and textures of late summer.

Janne x


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